A motorcycle accident, even a minor one, can leave you confused, frustrated, and exceptionally rattled. Once you're certain you are physically safe, take the necessary steps to ensure you are legally safe. After the police are called, it is up to you to gather as much information as possible, if you injuries will allow.
After a motorcycle accident in Georgia, collect information such as:
- Contact and insurance information of the other driver(s) involved in the crash.
- Names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers of witnesses - Their testimony can be important should you decide to file a personal injury claim.
- Photographs - Use a camera or cell phone to take pictures of the accident scene, the vehicles involved, and your injuries.
- Your version of the events - While you likely won't have time at the accident scene itself, you should try to write down every detail you can remember leading up to the accident, including the weather and road conditions, as these memories will quickly fade.
- Additionally, you should always keep organized records of your expenses for anything
relating to the motorcycle accident, including:
- repair estimates for your motorcycle;
- doctor visits;
- medical bills;
- any time you lost from work due to your injuries;
- physical therapy;
- rehabilitation; and
- other related expenses.
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Contacting an Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a motorcycle accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case - 404-842-7838.